Photography, Tutorials

Looking at Watermarking

No Words, just a video on Watermarking.


  1. Thank you, Leanne, for offering this video. When I get some time I’ll give this a try. It’ll be better than putting my name within the border. All the best, Pat

  2. leecleland says

    Thank you for this video, Leanne. Interestingly you are the second blog I follow that has talked about watermarks this week. Slightly different but between the two I have a much better chance of getting a watermark to work, so thanks again for the effort you have put in and the frustrations in the software you put up with to help us learn.

    • I think you will find that we all do it differently. I tried to find a way that was easy for me, but not distracting for others. You’re very welcome Lee, thanks.

  3. Thanks very much, Leanne, for the tutorial. Despite your disliking the slowness, what software were you using?

    • Haha, very frustrating software, I am trying to use Screen-O-Matic, meant to be free, I don’t really want to pay for software to do these.

  4. Leanne, thanks for sharing … lovely to hear your voice too – love your accent.

      • I have noticed your watermark in the photos … but you melt the watermarks so well into your photos.
        May I ask why you don’t do a logo instead … ????

      • What do you mean by logo?
        I use my web address so if people steal them, then they know where the photos are stolen from.

      • You create a logo of your signature/email address and you put them on your photos – and that will become you’re watermark. However you want it – then you are free to place your watermark in the photos – you just put in a corner of your photo.
        I hope you understand what I mean.

      • Yes, I have sort of done that in the past, but I didn’t like it being in the corner, if it was big people found it too distracting, and if you make it small then people can get rid of it too easily, I like having my web address, so if the images are stolen, people at least know where they came from.

      • I understand your thinking around the whole thing – and it makes is a lot difficult for remove your watermark when it’s integrated in the photo. Only me asking … and you have explained.

      • Yes, it does, well that is the hope, also, many people now don’t notice it, which is great too.

      • Yes, I have notice that it can be hard sometimes to see the watermark, so it works *smile

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  6. I make mine as a brush, but always appreciate learning new and different ways. Yours instructions would be very easy to follow. Thanks…

    • I haven’t worked out how to do that yet, so I do it this way, though I imagine there a squillion ways of doing them. Thanks

  7. You posted a little while back talking about collecting textures…I was going to send them off to you, got distracted and forgot to…I don’t know now where to send them…I so sorry :-( can you resend me the e-mail address or post url…and thanks for this great service post you put up…Georgia.

    • Thank you for that, I will give it go. Sreen-O-Matic is crap. It just slows everything down too much.

    • Thank you, I hope you could follow it. Yes, give it a go, if you find it doesn’t work then you can always go back to doing what you were doing. Thank you.

  8. Both informative and funny video Leanne — not that your travails with the software were funny, but more your reaction to them, since many of us can identify with your struggles when it comes to computers and software that mess up.
    Your post has reminded me that perhaps I need to start thinking about a watermark. Nobody wants to steal my photos at this point, but I am hoping to become good enough at picture-taking that I will need a watermark. Your informative video will help with that a great deal. Thanks for making and posting it!

    • Haha, hope my problems with the software didn’t stop the video from teaching anything. Computers can be so frustrating at time.
      You never know with your images, I have heard from so many people that have been totally shocked to learn that their images have been stolen, so it is a good idea to watermark them. Nothing will stop people from stealing them if they really want to, but it is a deterrent. Thanks Becky.

  9. It’s taken me a while, but I finally got around to watching this video. :) I’ve been meaning to ever since you posted it…

    Anyway, I was wondering how you bent them to go along with the curves, and now I know! It’s not so easy with GIMP, but I think I’ve figured it out.

    For screen recorders, if you haven’t already found a better one, I looked a bit and found two. One is called “Screencast Capture Lite 1.4” and the other one is “CamStudio 2.7” They are both GPL, and both also come in portable versions, which are designed to save everything in the same place so that you can use it from a thumb drive without leaving any files on the computer. I have not used either one, so I don’t know how well they work, but if you want you can try them. :) I hope you find a good one, I am really enjoying these short video lessons.

    • Yes, now you know, everyone does, haha. GIMP can be limiting with some stuff, I haven’t tried using it for watermarking.
      Thanks for the names of the screen recorders I will check them out. I have so much trouble with that other one, I can’t believe how much slower it makes everything go.

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